The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 174 186 149
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -37
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.21% 0.054% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.27% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +17.14%
VPLS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
558 746 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 16.80% 20.32% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 468 584 382
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
1 11 (100.00%) SSL
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) VRRP
1 11 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) IPsec
1 11 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 11 (100.00%) HSRP
1 11 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 10 (90.91%) Business Continuity Planning
2 10 (90.91%) Network Design
2 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (90.91%) Business Continuity
2 10 (90.91%) BCP
3 9 (81.82%) DNS
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 9 (81.82%) Project Management
4 8 (72.73%) CCSA
4 8 (72.73%) CCSE
4 8 (72.73%) CCNP
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
1 11 (100.00%) SSL
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 11 (100.00%) VRRP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) IPsec
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 11 (100.00%) HSRP
1 11 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 9 (81.82%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (54.55%) L2TP
4 6 (54.55%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Implementation Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Implementation Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Implementation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (90.91%) Business Continuity Planning
2 10 (90.91%) BCP
2 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (90.91%) Business Continuity
2 10 (90.91%) Network Design
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL
3 9 (81.82%) Project Management
4 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
4 8 (72.73%) Coaching
5 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
5 5 (45.45%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (36.36%) High Availability
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (9.09%) Change Management
8 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNP
1 8 (72.73%) CCDA
1 8 (72.73%) CCDP
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (72.73%) CCSA
1 8 (72.73%) CCSE
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) VCP5
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Terminal Services
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds